Ashford St. Mary’s Primary School has been judged OUTSTANDING; 'The distinctiveness and effectiveness of Ashford St Mary’s as a Church of England school is OUTSTANDING’. Christian Character, Impact of Collective Worship and Leadership and Management are all considered to be outstanding , and the report says some truly fabulous things about our school.
CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS LUNCH - WEDNESDAY 9TH DECEMBER
PLEASE BOOK VIA SCOPAY, BY MONDAY 7TH DECEMBER, MIDDAY.
School Virtual Tour
Last day of term 2: Thursday, 17th December. Friday, 18th December is a Staff Training Day (no children in school). First day of day of Term 3 is Tuesday, 5th January 2021.
NHS TEST AND TRACE
Coronavirus (Covid-19) Public Health England Advice
Stay at home: what to do if you or someone you share your home with has coronavirus symptoms
In the event that you have any concerns regarding Child Protection and Safeguarding, our Designated Safeguarding Lead, Miss Airey (email: email@example.com.
Outside of school hours any Child Protection and Safeguarding concerns should be reported to the Kent Social Care and Health ‘Front Door’ – 03000 411111 (outside office hours 03000 419191), and / or the Police.
Advice regarding tutoring from the Education Safeguarding Service
Please be advised that since the government's announcement on school closures, there has been an increase in social media posts from teachers, or people possibly posing to be teachers, offering to support families in a variety of ways. Including teaching and offering online tutoring or providing on-line support. This obviously is not regulated and open to risk when families are at their most vulnerable and in isolation. Please ensure you are mindful of this and seek appropriate advice when making alternative arrangements.
As you will all be aware, we are using Google Classroom to send work to our students in response to the current situation with Coronavirus (COVID-19). We are aware that this is likely to mean that many children will be spending an increased amount of time online over the coming weeks. Online safety is an important part of keeping children safe and as such we would like to share some helpful advice to help you consider how you can keep your family safer online at home. Please open the link that has been created for parents by the NSPCC: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/
Welcome to our website!
We hope you find all the information you need but please feel free to give us a ring if there is something else you want to know.
We are very proud of our school and enjoy showing people around, so if you are interested in joining our community, as a pupil, parent or member of staff, please contact us to arrange a tour.
Ashford St Mary’s provides a supportive and stimulating Christian environment where all children feel valued and able to develop their full potential in God’s ever changing world.
It is a large school, with 420 pupils aged between 4 and 11. We are situated in the centre of Ashford and our pupils come from a wide range of backgrounds.
Our school building is spacious and well resourced. Art and music are particular strengths of the school and that is immediately apparent as you enter the building. Our two playgrounds provide ample equipment and space for children to play as well as areas to be quieter if they wish.
There is an independent nursery attached to the school as well as a breakfast and after school club. We also offer a wide range of extra-curricular clubs and activities to enhance the children’s learning.
We believe that it is important to forge strong links with parents and with the local community and, amongst other things, run a number of clubs and courses for parents or for whole families to take part in together. Our Parent Support Officer is an important point of contact for families. The school also has close links with St Mary’s Church and other Christian groups.
Although our pupils achieve well, we are interested in more than just results. We aim to provide an inspiring, stimulating and enjoyable education for all our pupils, introducing them to a wealth of exciting experiences across the whole curriculum.
Children's Christmas Dinner
December 9, 2020
If your child would like to have the Christmas Lunch next Wednesday this can be booked in the usual way, in advance, via Scopay; THE DEADLINE TO BOOK THIS IS MONDAY, 7TH DECEMBER, MIDDAY.
TERM 3 MENU: The current Winter Menu will continue in Term 3 and you can now book meals in advance until end of the term.
CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY
December 11, 2020
All children are invited to wear a Christmas Jumper on Friday, 11th December for a donation to the Pilgrims Hospice. There will be donation buckets by each school gate in the morning.
Children are expected to wear the rest of their school uniform as they would normally.
No need to buy a new jumper, maybe wear last years, or find an old jumper and add some tinsel and glitter!
We hope that you will be able to join us in supporting The Pilgrims Hospice.
LAST DAY TO BRING IN CHRISTMAS CARDS
December 11, 2020
Last day of Term 2
December 17, 2020
Staff Training Day - No children in School
December 18, 2020
Data Protection (GDPR)
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